Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Evaluation of genotypes for quantitative traits in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) standl.)
Author(s): Sushil Kumar, Vandana Thakur, Rajni Tiwari and Chormule SR
Abstract: Low yield of bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.] is due to use of low-yielding cultivars adopted by the farmers for cultivation. Use of adaptable, high-yielding genotypes in may enhance bottle gourd productivity. This experiment was conducted with bottle gourd to evaluate genotypes for yield and contributing characters. The genotypes exhibited high ranges of variation. Among all genotypes cv. Punjab Round was best for average fruit weight (0.93 kg), fruit diameter (15.90 cm), fruit yield/plant (9.10 kg) and total fruit yield (60.60 t∙ha-1) followed by cv. Pusa Summer Prolific Long for minimum days to first male (55.89) and female flower (58.45), and had the highest fruit yield (48.93 t∙ha-1) and longest fruit (44.16 cm).There was notable difference between genotypes regarding growth, development and yield. Genotypes Punjab Round and Pusa Summer Prolific Long performs best among the all the genotypes. Both the genotypes have earliness and yield characters. These two genotypes could be utilized for further breeding programmes and recommended to the farmers for commercial cultivation.
How to cite this article:
Sushil Kumar, Vandana Thakur, Rajni Tiwari, Chormule SR. Evaluation of genotypes for quantitative traits in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) standl.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):841-843.